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[CONNECT] What Does the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Really Mean for Trans Folks?
July 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Join FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic for supportive social connection.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently declared that discrimination at work because of gender identity or sexual orientation is discrimination “because of . . . sex.” How courts interpret those words – “because of sex” – directly impacts the everyday lives of trans and non-binary individuals. Come learn about the Supreme Court cases that gay and trans plaintiffs won, what their victory means for trans and non-binary employees, and how this development can spur positive change in schools, health care, and more.
Presenter: Shelley Gregory
Shelley is a trans human, activist, and advocate, and the Strategic Project Coordinator for FORGE. Shelley has worked actively in the LGBTQI+ community for over 25 years and began to focus their work on advocacy for transgender and non-binary folx nearly two decades ago. Their background is as a civil rights lawyer. Shelley continually aims to contribute to improving quality of life for trans and non-binary individuals and increasing our inclusion in society. Shelley presently assists survivors of violence through individual advocacy and peer support, as well as policy development and public education.
About CONNECT Structured events:
CONNECT groups will meet three times each week with a different focus for each session. Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30pm are structured events, with speakers, writing sessions, book readings, workshops, other engaging and interactive activities.
Groups offer opportunities to connect with new and old friends, reduce isolation and loneliness, and have some fun in the process!
All groups are trans and queer led.
PACT NOW = Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites. PACT NOW is a partnership between FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic.
This project is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.